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a new rezoning for children in a very toxic environment. but remember they came and spoke to say they didn't have their children in the area it was just an administration building they couldn't drink water and find out when it rained the whole this was contaminated and this is the grand opening at the 2450 third street is the one stop for young children is going going to be down the street from the sewage plant to have the broken digester. many of the owners in this property senior citizen have already acknowledged children shouldn't be in the area. your about to murder our children that were the digester has been acknowledged it's broken. if this was in any other neighborhood it wouldn't have been loud. we're asking you for help i'm about it's now time for action to the point that everyone who was invite and if you're the environmental commission that shouldn't have been took place. i'm about an eye for a eye and tooth for a tooth. i'm sure you wouldn't want your children to be put in this facility. we need to find out our addresses and names and give you a feeling of what this
other and the land so working with the physical and social environment truly grassroots way that was responsible for this and we honor charles page we got the grant in the same year he passed away. we received this grant it increase the ability for neighborhood to grow plants locally and to expand our volunteer base. as a direct result of the grant we developed 6 community garden all of which are quite vibrate. our bio weekly footprints baby news reaches several thousands subscribers and we've got 40 thousand hours of service. hundred dollars of first time visitors have had many group tours that we've hosted we talk about building social co- hergsz it's less about the garden than the process. in addition to our gardens we've created the bridge garden and the enterprise way to it and the top of the hill. so that's the bridge community it receives the best new green project from the neighborhood enforcement network. in it 2011 it's still one of the beautiful places in the neighborhood. one of our 3w5ishgd garden we built with a church. this as group of african-american women w
like to be consistent with our policy. we want to make sure that children can 1y50i the environment and make sure we understand what our land was like when you natives arrived here. but anyway, it seem like this practice was against that policy and we decided to provide a little bit more specific of a policy framework for our staff to work with to end this practice. i want porter to come and it's my privilege to introduce peter he's the senior advocate within the environment commission. greetings. thanks sxhois and thanks the the members of the public staying so late to hear the rest of the agenda tonight. i was hired about a i don't know at the environment commission before t before the entire city. open above the nature in our nature areas in san francisco the environment commission has never had a program with respect to our nature environment so i want to say we're pitting the nature in environment. beef heard a lot from the environment and the department has a from record and so, now we're going to add in the nature assignment to what the department does and thread that with th
and supporting the mayor, the department of the environment and the office of public finance to enable city residents to finance the energy and renewal capital improvement improvement and take other action necessary thereof. >> thank you mr. clerk. this item colleagues is a resolution i introduced and sponsored with the mayor with the revitaltation of greenfinancesf and that we support the office of the department and to take the appropriate steps to get greenfinancesf up and running. i want to thank all my cosponsors for their cosponsorship. in particular i want to thank supervisor mar for his early leadership on the issue. when the program was first put for thed and stalled in 2010 and with ground work with stakeholders from all of the communities and last tuesday the mayor and i announced to kick start greenfinancesf and continue san francisco's tradition of combating climate change, push out city down the path of reducing greenhouse gas emission goals and put san franciscans to in the neighborhoods and finance projects in their home. this program for residential properties of our un
, that stupid environment commission people their everywhere. all right. seeing no public comment >> a presentation and up to date of the bayview initiative and daniel the director the neighborhoods city administers office this is an informational presentation and discussion. >> so commissioners we've got a presentation as secretary fish mentioned we're happy to have daniel here today talking about the campaign we're excited on working together. >> i'll get caught up here. soon as the tech support come up >> while you're bringing that up you probably know we started the sf it's an initiative we're been working that the mayor's office and many city departments looking at what some of the risks brown will be to the city assets as a relates to seawater revises by another important component in addition to looking at infrastructure and assets is really making sure that community members know what the risks might be and they have the resources locally to address those issues. this self-just about infrastructure but about people and daniels going to be talking about that. >> all rig
property from the private entities in order to drill wells and create a safer working environment for the workers in a tunnel below grade. the owner wants to sell the land free and clear. we have basically two options before us. one was to move forward with eminent domain on the lease portion and the other option was to purchase the property on the open market. we negotiated with the owner. our offer is 10 percent above. what is critical on this particular item is that if we do not have the wells in place we'll spend 3 million $3 million to make a safer work environment and have the ability to sell it after the construction is complete. >> i thought i read here that they are going to lease it? >> they are going to lease it back for a short period of time until they move off the property. they will lease just the house area because the plans were to sell the house and retire. >> so how much are we going to lease it for? >> the lease is basically it's a free lease back as part of making this transition happen because the current lease on the well has expired. so as a counter for not
>> this is the meeting of the commission on the environment today it tuesday december 3rd it is 5:15 p.m. please turn off our cell phones the first item is call to order and roll call >> sxhoigz. sxhoiven. sxhois. commissioner wan. next item is introduction by commission jim glover what and welcoming right arms this is a discussion item. thank you monica i know we're deprived be in the community. our department of environment our director melanie and all of us have about that role existed to learn about what's you don't know and a toub talk about our programmed. re really fortunate to have ton tonight agenda is some thoughts and welcoming remarks and inspiration from our local elected district supervisor she's from the community and working in the community. she's here tonight and going to share some welcome remarks. i'd like to destr i'd like to introduce sxhoilg p (clapping.) everything commissioners thank you for being here. have you ever seen such is a great turnout. to the neighbors i want to say hello and thank you for engaging and welcoming the christmas to our neighborho
the sentiments and values of what we want to see which is marrying an environment with labor and job development. that's the green color community that are being promised to folks. we how need to start laborer into the future but it has to build coalitions can only be the folks who care about 1r50i6789 but has to be the people caring families. when he think about the together and we include folks when we include those folks that are under employed when we include those folks to see the best possibility we come up with the best legislation for all. those folks have had that and i think those people see the good assignment is good for everything. amen, amen. when we do that it's good (laughter) >> once again, i want to thank the department and director luminal and supervisor farrell for the wonderful piece of legislation that's bone put forth. thank you. (clapping.) >> thanks ann going low. at this point i want to bring up jeanine from luminal contractor >> (clapping) >> thank you very much. what a great can i this is a great resolution. this is a triple win for san francisco energy solar an
environment. for allowing this school to continue to grow and develop on behalf of envy generation and for all those who have come after me. thank you (clapping.) hello >> hello, i'm a long the parents at creative arts. my oldest son this will be my 17th year at the school my youngest daughter is 12 she's in 7th grade. the reason we which i see arts is my middle son has dix election and i said to school with a special feed for learning difference. he bloomed at creative arts. his teachers were so poisht patient and they taught him how to read. my son has blot clotting disorders and w a single mom with 3 sons with disabilitys i've been helped even though i was panicking they take care of my children. but anyway, i attended a creative arts school and throughout the years we've increased our exist of students of color and staff of color. and made the place a better learning environment for our children. and i volunteer one hundred hours a year happily and because there a second family to me. so i love this school. thank you for renewing our charter (clapping) >> hello, i'm a parent at creative
and it excellent in association with the environment sorry with relationship to the environment and finally, at 47-year-old it's age eligible. the subject believe when it was 19 years old it was classified as a non-rated building. the characteristic buildings are identified telephone number on pages 5 and 6 and concluding the connecting bridge and art ways and the design by mark adams. it is - the department recommends that a solution for a change of designation to a change of category that building. it's included in your packet and if adapted today, this item will be considered for future distribution. that concludes my presentation and i'll turn it over for a short premise and i'll present letters for the commission for the property owner. >> good afternoon. i'm christen architecture historian at page and turn ball i have a brief presentation okay. my presentation provides a few illnesses and the summary of finding for article 11 change of designation. you'll see here an aerial view where the wrecky is located on california street adjacent to old st. marys church there's a bridge and another b
carbon fund recommendations and to approve the environment commission for san francisco department projects in our packet is a request for a draft proposal and senior environmentalists specialities and discussion and action item. >> since we're short open time i want to sort of introduce i i know the commissioners know a lot about this project but the public doesn't know about the san francisco carbon fund we've been moving this and she's done an extraordinary amount of work she'll do a quick introduction. >> i want to say like shawn is the hero the development of environment i like her so much. we'll make it belief thank you shawn and commissioners thank you so much who waited for all this time. i want to let you all know this is really compliment action those projects are going to be addressing many of the promises and even butterflies and reducing carbon e medications. 2 1/2 years ago we came up with the action strategy. we horde from the community help us take care of the spaces we live in help us take care of the green spades that will help us mitigate climate change and so
-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat
. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to emerge. i like this thing where you put y
a friendly and safe environment. so, a lot of the areas of town that maybe are going through some kind of gentrification or change, i've been participating in mccop and hub which you sent me an e-mail about that. others that don't generally have thing going on, this is a way to bring light to a dark spot, i guess. so, mission and goals. as i said, san francisco is a city that drives entrepreneurship, creativity and culture. mobile retail combines all of these qualities. our goal -- and i believe i speak for most of the mobile retailers that are in my organization -- is to really work together with existing brick and mortars. we don't want to take anything away from anybody. we really want to collaborate and cross promote. there's a lot of traditional ways of marketing and promotion that are done in brick and mortar and time i'm finding that now, i'm launching my first s.f. weekly ad for my holiday ad for my brick and mortar store. facebook, media, tums abler, printer, makes really great cross promotion and i believe that our trucks could ~ -- our followers could end up spilling over in
that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to ta
environment work such as the rec and park to name a few. with regard to rec and park we've enjoyed a relationship and we've installed structures at the gilman playground and ralph playground and hertz playground to name a few and provided community garden development and trail maintenance in glen common and berry no heights and all of those were done with various mechanisms. however, we bring money to the table. so finally, from 19 to the perpetrate sf cc has provided $1.4 million of the property 84 funding we received from the state to remove and rebuild remaining walls and this in the buena invest and adams rogers just to name a few. at the conclusion we having ask the rec and park fill out an evaluation for the core member performance and the overall quality of the project. for the future we want to partner with rec and park to get some funding forbid the rec and parks trail fund and others. in some cases the application will be more competitive if you use the core as a partner to perform the work >> thank you for your time and attention i want to show you a 5 minute video of o
environment and can ride their bike route fear of bit hit by a car and having safe streets like that everyday is very important like you heard from previous speakers the number of cyclists have increased and that is with a lack of infrastructure. if we can provide the safe infrastructure for people interested in being a cyclist i think the number will grow and definitely make an impact on the number of people that drive cars and muni and the efficiency of muni and i just thank you for prioritizing this. i think it's really, really important to recognize that the statistics that we're hearing about are not just statistics but they're people and they're people just trying to get to work everyday and they want to get there in a safe way. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i am paul skillbeck and a 15 year resident of san francisco and live near van ness in the main thoroughfare for cycleelists of san francisco. i ride by bike everyday. no way i suggest that a child ride a bike in on polk street and what is being done and as others have outlined san francisco streets are not safe for
to make this environment a successful one. the last person is someone who's been with qb c has been a guide and it's a great pleasure to ask park evens and myers to come up broke >> so how many cities have a mayor that can name science. i don't think any other than san francisco it's amazing. but we're here to celebrate this combrart. i have been in incubators all over the world i've never seen one like this. it's done with care ease one thing we know about science it's all about teams. there's a special individual or a great idea but it's how teams win. the way it's put together in the shared labs and the dynamic dow conceived the garage. how many of you have gotten a tour of the facilities. then you know they started in the q v b believe and had a desk and lab beverage and maybe if they progressed this was do you go brainchild to now so many applicants they've created 4 hundred jobs by all the companies they've started. 62 companies are in the garages down there and it's not like the affidavit packard or hewitt's those are good. and start up in a box to teach scientists how to st
to have, are complementary to the environment and we are questioning certain buildings being detrimental to the natural setting. but i think the ferry building and the palace of fine arts and the city hall, and legend of honor, are many of our classic buildings are a complement to the environment. if we had no building at all or habitants in san francisco, it wouldn't be an interesting place. what makes san francisco interesting is the built environment we have. and particularly i am interested where i think we have a presentation on the presidio projects, and i am very favorable to the lucas one looking at the design and fitting in to what himy comment were. and second i want to talk that was in that "60 minutes" is amazon and the drones that they were planning deliver their packages but what we should take out is that their growth has been astronomical. and in the statistics from black friday to cyber monday, there was a huge increase of buying online and flat at the brick and mortar stores. i think the lesson we need, while we are concerned about formula retail and its competition wit
forward to the completion of this project because those hospitals will create a great environment for us. it will create a level of pride in the work we do. most importantly for our patients the new hospitals will bring a more pleasant healing environment and an improved experience of care. for our patients family we'll have a great assurance that their loved ones are receiving the best care possible for for our community the new hospital represents community pride. in my current position at st. luke's it will be uplifting for the community. st. luke's has long been held the center of healing with the long history of deep roots. dr. i want to let you know we're proud to be that center of healing for the community and proud to be a member of the st. luke's. lastly to all involved in the cpmc project on behalf of all the nurses i wanted to extend our senility thanks for making this possible. thank you and have a wonderful day (clapping.) good morning. i'm warren brown the ceo of cpmc pr i honestly say there were many times i never thought i'd see this. and as i was driving here i was remi
of public health and the department of the environment. and that are involved in the two collaborativive groups that are community campaign and the services of san francisco, and the foundation and the meals on wheels of san francisco, and the project open hand, and the san francisco and the food banks and the tender loin, development and the ucsf center for populations at san francisco general hospital. as we come together, we really work to figure out how to collaborate and how to improve this situation we know that there are programs that we can get data for but we wanted to see the system as a whole and to be able to have the data to analyze that and we wanted to make this information available to groups and other department so that we will be able to join in and make sure that all are eating healthy. and i am going to go into the framework that we have utilized for this analysis and supervisor mar touched on it in his opening comments. we know that food security and healthy eating are really complex policy issues and you cannot just look at the issue from one dimension. and we sear
for bicycleelists but for others and the equity issue and others brought that up and sustainable environment is critical and alternative transportation including biking is critical and this is about a healthier san francisco as others brought up as well, so full build out benefits many for many, many reasons and health and safety and for others the environment. i wanted to say that the budget analyst made some suggestions of having the mta, and i think it was said there are already efforts to come back to not only the mta's board but the board of supervisors with a progress reports. i think there is a recommendation from the 2011 controller's report on a number of those items and i am guessing those are already being analyzed and lookinga at reports and the budget analyst reported to us from the recommendation and six month report backs to the budget committee on progress, and my hope even from the five years ago from the bicycle plan from 2008 i think it was even goal number eight aggressively increasing funding for bicycling is something that the city has not lived up to, so my hope out
to treat, us? >> i am appalled to see the way that they have dealt with the environment, cut the water over and over watering the lawns and trees that are under 25 feet they don't even take care of. they send the gardeners out and they cut the topps off and those poor men have no experience in pruning whatsoever. i throw myself on your mercy, what can we do to make these people accountable, when all that they really care about is money? and that is the bottom line. not maintenance, not preservation and not caring for the environment. thank you. >> thank you. >> we can hear from the permit holder, any rebuttal? >> okay. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> and yes, i won the contract to this and i am doing the work, and so i do profit from the work, i do the work. i do not... if the tree is pruned and you keep pruning a tree you keep coming back every year and once you remove it you are not coming back so that is not particularly true. and there has been pruning done on some trees out at park merced and we have to currently trying to do more and this process is stopped us from happening. and
about city build and the role pat mulligan can play and the department of the environment and we have them here and there is capacity and infrastructure with cal and rich at the department to be really supportive so i wanted to add that component and everything is set and ready to go and we're excited about the potential moving forward with the program. >> supervisor mar. >> i did want to ask if rich can elaborate more on how this is legally defensible given the changes at the federal and new changes at the state level and how this is privately financed as well? >> sure supervisor mar. so as i mentioned and supervisor farrell also alluded to this, the statements from 2010 from the federal financing agency were statements of concern, and since those statements were released most residential pace programs including ours in san francisco basically suspended because there was some question as to what was really behind those statements. as supervisor farrell mentioned a number of residential pace programs have continued to operate even in light of that regulatory uncertainty and they act
and chooibz and spanish for other organizations and environment. the bill of rights is a set of experiences in which every child has the right to harvest a fruit or very many and plant a seed and watch it grow and visit and care for our local parked and play in the sand or in mud, discover upper wildlife and the trees and plant. so describing this a third grade student sums it up you taught me how to get adopt and dirty i will start in my background and traffic the world. so with the commissioners endorsement we promote the san francisco youth to explore the nature. i want to introduce a member from the presidio steering committee and he's to talk about the committee do you want all those folks to continue standing behind you? forever >> forever? (laughter) >> okay. thanks san francisco i didn't. good morning, commissioners and a quick shout out to all the kids and colleagues in the highway that were here to support this initiative. just a quick show of hands how many of you grew up in on a urban area? okay. great. how many of you are raising or have raised children in an urban area? ok
'm glad. we restore the precious nature environment we have hero in san francisco that's beautiful but needs love and maintenance and we do the same thing with young people help to restore and maintain and help to bloom those young people to become wonderful young adults arrest there's a young man who graduated if the program >> i know that i noted to get my high school diploma i made it. >> he's got full-time employment. >> next year i know he's cool he knows we have a full-time job and i get paid. >> i want to go to college and get a degree but this is wonderful. >> for like this we help each other out. >> back on track. >> my sister now is joining the core so it helped to attract. >> i'm triblt to my community and making a difference i want to make a change and be a role model if patrick can do it that's my fuel. >> when i joined this program it was two weeks i wanted to be proud i worked for a good company and wanted to learn and if it wasn't for this program i wouldn't success. i can only thank sf cc i found my dream so thanks sf cc >> you're fine. >> thank you very
leader nancy pelosi who has been protecting the environment to mayor ed lee who is building the extension programs who has helped to there our focuses and effectiveness and strengthen our role 90 in government and the architect is being trormd. we should all take heart from their transformational change. we've shown we can continue our focus to our values we'll indeed have an impact on the federal government in the lives of the american people and hopefully on the world stage where america continues to lead. now we have a woman who needs little introduction nancy pelosi is the representative for the one hundred and 31st congress reforming the political system to create clean campaigns and concocting reforms and slurring the neighborhoods and scalds. from 2007 to 2011 she served in the house of representatives and she's represented congress for 25 years and a please welcome nancy pelosi (clapping) thank you very much ruth inform that wonderful introduction and recognition of the role that we all play and how connected we all are. and thank you for allocating the leadership of president oba
hundred and 50 years we're planning you understand public health and our environment don't think that so come in down and see how >> a lot a ton with the community and we say to ourselves, there is this one and this one. we all compartmentalize them, we have our own agenda. our agenda is to create great work. if you are interested in that, you are part of our community. >> hello and welcome to brava theater. >> we are trying to figure out a way to make a space where theater and presentation of live work is something that you think of the same way that you think of going to the movies. of course, it has been complex in terms of economics, as it is for everyone now. artistically, we have done over 35 projects in four seasons, from producing dance, theater, presenting music, having a full- scale education program, and having more than 50,000 visitors in the building almost every year. a lot of our emerging artists to generate their first projects here, which is great. then we continue to try to support figuring out where those works can go. we have been blessed to have that work produced in
care and in the environment for future generation. mayor ed lee began his career as a civil rights attorney he later served as a director of the human rights commission fighting for people then as director of the public works and later as city administrator now as mayor of san francisco he continues to fight by implementing services that help our most vulnerable community. i'd like to welcome to the stage the houshlg may have san francisco mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> thank you very much. good evening, everybody and welcome to the people's palace. well, this is tonight i'm excited to be here it's an honor to be here to celebrate the ninth american heritage indian month no san francisco celebration of the awards. i wanted to thank not that all of you are here but for k q e d for the sponsoring of local heros. this is important because your city is all about diversity and i want to make sure that everybody can live here and be here and have good jobs and education and if they go out to the military they'll come back and give go opportunities for them. i have a special guest someone
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